RUBBISH and recycling collection dates across the Darlington will change from Monday (April 29). The changes are being made in preparation for the introduction of the wheelie bin service which starts in June. Information leaflets advising resident of their revised collection days have been delivered. Residents should put their rubbish out for collection at 7.30am on their new collection day. People should also put their recycling out for collection at 7.30am on their new collection day in the week of April 29 or May 6, depending on which fortnight their recycling collections are made.

CHARITY NIGHT: Darlington Fundraising Group for Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting a night of live music, fun and games, with a pie and peas supper, at the Rolling Mills Club, in Longfield Road, on Thursday, May 2. To book, call Michelle Thompson, on 07877-673030 or email

MAYOR’S PLANS: Darlington mayor Paul Baldwin will attend the launch of Catch a Bus week, at the Joseph Pease monument, in the town centre, at 10am, on Monday (April 29). He will then attend a citizenship ceremony in the town hall, at 2pm.

FUNDS RAISED: Durham Tees Valley Airport, near Darlington, was the venue for TFM Radio’s Cash for Kids fundraising day on Friday (April 26). Airport manager Shaun Woods said: “This is a great local fund-raising campaign and we were delighted to show our support when we were approached.”

MARKET DAY: Recently voted Britain’s Best Market, the Darlington Sunday Peoples’ Market will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 11am to 4pm, on Northgate and High Row, in the town centre. There will be entertainment from Punch and Judy man Brian Llewellyn, as well as face painting and stalls. For more information, email